2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Recalled for Airbag Issue


  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Picture

    2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Picture

    Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 733 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossovers equipped with leather seats to fix a wiring problem that may result in an airbag failing to deploy. | February 23, 2014

Just the Facts:
  • Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 733 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossovers equipped with leather seats to fix a wiring problem that may result in an airbag failing to deploy.
  • Mitsubishi has asked its U.S. dealers to not deliver the 2013 Outlander Sport until vehicles are fixed.
  • The automaker says it is unaware of any injuries and/or accidents related to the recall.

WASHINGTON — Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling 733 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport crossovers equipped with leather seats to fix a wiring problem that may result in an airbag failing to deploy, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Mitsubishi has asked its U.S. dealers to not deliver the 2013 Outlander Sport until vehicles are fixed.

"In the affected vehicles, the driver side seat-mounted airbag wiring may have been improperly routed during the leather seat cover installation process," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "If the wiring is routed incorrectly, using the seat height adjustment may damage the wiring, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light.

"Subsequently, in the event of a crash necessitating airbag deployment, the driver side seat-mounted airbag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury."

The automaker says it is unaware of any injuries and/or accidents related to the recall. The affected vehicles were built from July 20, 2012 through May 29, 2013.

Mitsubishi dealers will inspect the wiring of the driver side seat-mounted airbag and re-route the wiring, if necessary. If the wire is damaged, the seat-mounted airbag will be replaced.

A date has not been set for the recall. Owners can contact Mitsubishi at 1-800-222-0037.

Edmunds says: There is not much owners of the affected vehicles can do at this point, except to wait for the recall letter from Mitsubishi. But if you notice a problem with your vehicle, get it into the dealership immediately.

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